[this announcement is available online at https://s.apache.org/m5ag ]

Happy Friday, everyone! We've been rather busy in ApacheLand with the following 
activities:

"Success at Apache" –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind 
why the ASF "just works".
 - Open Innovation from a Non-native English Country by Von Gosling 
https://s.apache.org/lh61

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation 
in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 March. Board calendar and minutes 
http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Travel Assistance applications now being accepted for ApacheCon/Montreal 
https://www.apache.org/travel/
 - CFP is open for ApacheCon 24-29 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/
 - ApacheCon and The Open Geospatial Consortium team up to advance the 
implementation of geospatial data and processing across Apache projects 
https://s.apache.org/iUM5

Apache Community Development –helps newcomers take their first steps towards 
being a part of the Apache community.
 - The ASF is a Google Summer of Code Mentoring Organization for the 13th 
consecutive year. Students: roll up sleeves and get started with dozens of 
Apache projects at https://community.apache.org/gsoc.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's 
infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield snapping performance at 99.98% uptime. 
http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 545 Apache contributors changed 1,529,153 
lines of code over 4,008 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Sijie Guo, 
Duo Zhang, Dan Kirkwood, Andrea Cosentino and Tilman Hausherr.

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.6.0-alpha-3 released https://groovy.apache.org/

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 2.0.0-beta-2 https://hbase.apache.org/

Apache Hivemall (incubating) –a scalable machine learning library implemented 
as Hive UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs.
 - Apache Hivemall 0.5.0-incubating released 
http://hivemall.incubator.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository 
for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java 
Specification Request 283 (JSR 283). 
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.6.10 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed streaming platform. 
 - Apache Kafka 1.0.1 http://kafka.apache.org/

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide 
SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Apache Hadoop, 
supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 2.3.0 released https://kylin.apache.org/

Apache Libcloud™ –a Python library that abstracts away the differences among 
multiple cloud provider APIs.
 - Apache Libcloud 2.3.0 release https://libcloud.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library 
written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.6.3 and Solr 6.6.3 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Apache Parquet™ –a general-purpose columnar file format supporting nested data.
 - Apache Parquet C++ release 1.4.0 released http://parquet.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 
(AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464, http://www.amqp.org). 
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.30.0, Apache Qpid Proton 0.21.0, and Qpid Broker-J 7.0.2 
released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, 
JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC 
technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat Connectors 1.2.43 released https://tomcat.apache.org/

Apache UIMA™ –a component architecture and framework for the analysis of 
unstructured content like text, video and audio data.
 - Apache UIMA Java SDK 3.0.0 released http://uima.apache.org



Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Netflix uses Apache Kafka to scale its architecture across 
4,000+ brokers and > 1 trillion messages per day? http://kafka.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache NetBeans (incubating) seeks programmers to help 
test its newest release? http://netbeans.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can keep up to date with the latest developments on 
the ASF Community Development (ComDev) activities through their monthly blog? 
https://blogs.apache.org/comdev/


Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement 
https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just 
works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No 
Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making 
https://s.apache.org/PMvk4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) 
JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) 
Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger 
Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo 
9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation https://s.apache.org/dAlg 10) All My 
Roads Led to Apache https://s.apache.org/l9OO 11) Scratch Your Own Itch. 
https://s.apache.org/7Amk 12) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been 
https://s.apache.org/gVuN 13) A Newbie's Narrative https://s.apache.org/A72H 
14) Contributing to Open Source even with a high-pressure job 
https://s.apache.org/lM9O 15) Success at Apache: Open Innovation from a 
Non-native English Country https://s.apache.org/lh61

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and 
on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page 
https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account 
https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at 
http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - Members of the Apache community will be presenting at DataWorks Summit 16-19 
April 2018 in Berlin https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - Open Expo Europe - 6-7 June 2018 in Madrid https://openexpoeurope.com/

 - Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018 
http://www.openexpo.es/en/

 - We're teaming up with Berlin Buzzwords - 10-12 June 2018 (Apache Lounge 
dates: 11-12 June) https://berlinbuzzwords.de/

 - The 2018 Apache EU Roadshow will be held during FOSS Backstage in Berlin 
13-14 June 2018 https://foss-backstage.de/

 - Apache Big Data project communities will be participating at DataWorks 
Summit 17-21 June 2018 in San Jose https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q2 FY2018 https://s.apache.org/j1GJ

 - ASF Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/FY2017AnnualReport

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities 
--opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community 
development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, 
Trafodion, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered 
By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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